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Comparison of clinical, laboratory and radiological features in confirmed and unconfirmed COVID-19 patients.
Surme, Serkan; Tuncer, Gulsah; Copur, Betul; Zerdali, Esra; Nakir, Inci Yilmaz; Yazla, Meltem; Bayramlar, Osman Faruk; Buyukyazgan, Ahmet; Cinar, Ayse Ruhkar Kurt; Balli, Hatice; Kurekci, Yesim; Pehlivanoglu, Filiz; Sengoz, Gonul.
  • Surme S; Department of Infectious Diseases & Clinical Microbiology, Haseki Training & Research Hospital, 34096, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Tuncer G; Department of Medical Microbiology, Institute of Graduate Studies, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, 34098, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Copur B; Department of Infectious Diseases & Clinical Microbiology, Haseki Training & Research Hospital, 34096, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Zerdali E; Department of Infectious Diseases & Clinical Microbiology, Haseki Training & Research Hospital, 34096, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Nakir IY; Department of Infectious Diseases & Clinical Microbiology, Haseki Training & Research Hospital, 34096, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Yazla M; Department of Infectious Diseases & Clinical Microbiology, Haseki Training & Research Hospital, 34096, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Bayramlar OF; Department of Infectious Diseases & Clinical Microbiology, Haseki Training & Research Hospital, 34096, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Buyukyazgan A; Department of Public Health, Bakirkoy District Health Directorate, 34140, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Cinar ARK; Department of Infectious Diseases & Clinical Microbiology, Haseki Training & Research Hospital, 34096, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Balli H; Department of Infectious Diseases & Clinical Microbiology, Haseki Training & Research Hospital, 34096, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Kurekci Y; Department of Infectious Diseases & Clinical Microbiology, Haseki Training & Research Hospital, 34096, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Pehlivanoglu F; Department of Infectious Diseases & Clinical Microbiology, Haseki Training & Research Hospital, 34096, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Sengoz G; Department of Infectious Diseases & Clinical Microbiology, Haseki Training & Research Hospital, 34096, Istanbul, Turkey.
Future Microbiol ; 16: 1389-1400, 2021 12.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1528783
ABSTRACT

Background:

We aimed to compare the clinical, laboratory and radiological findings of confirmed COVID-19 and unconfirmed patients.

Methods:

This was a single-center, retrospective study.

Results:

Overall, 620 patients (338 confirmed COVID-19 and 282 unconfirmed) were included. Confirmed COVID-19 patients had higher percentages of close contact with a confirmed or probable case. In univariate analysis, the presence of myalgia and dyspnea, decreased leukocyte, neutrophil and platelet counts were best predictors for SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR positivity. Multivariate analyses revealed that only platelet count was an independent predictor for SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR positivity.

Conclusion:

Routine complete blood count may be helpful for distinguishing COVID-19 from other respiratory illnesses at an early stage, while PCR testing is unique for the diagnosis of COVID-19.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: COVID-19 Type of study: Diagnostic study / Observational study / Prognostic study / Risk factors Limits: Adolescent / Adult / Aged / Female / Humans / Male / Middle aged / Young adult Language: English Journal: Future Microbiol Journal subject: Microbiology Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Fmb-2021-0162

Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: COVID-19 Type of study: Diagnostic study / Observational study / Prognostic study / Risk factors Limits: Adolescent / Adult / Aged / Female / Humans / Male / Middle aged / Young adult Language: English Journal: Future Microbiol Journal subject: Microbiology Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Fmb-2021-0162